As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Dozens of dead birds found floating in Perthshire loch

11 July 2019
The discovery of about 100 dead birds in a Perthshire loch has been reported to police, amid fears of a possible illegal cull.
Dozens of carcasses - believed to be crows - were reported floating on Loch Freuchie, west of Dunkeld.
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), which licenses the culling of crows and ravens, was informed as a result.
A spokeswoman said the discovery had been reported to police for further investigation.
Brenda Henderson from Crieff told The Courier newspaper: "They all looked like young crows. There must have been close to 100. It was quite alarming."
An SNH spokeswoman described the incident as "disturbing", but said it was difficult to determine exactly what had led to the birds' deaths.
She added: "We strongly encourage anyone who believes they have witnessed wildlife crime to contact the police as soon as possible.
"In cases such as these we advise that dead birds should not be handled and pets be kept away. We will assist the police with any inquiries they make."

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